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Iona Fortune: Esoteric Ambience

60 minsFirst aired 29 Nov 2018
Iona Fortune

The Scottish ambient musician selects favorite esoteric works that have influenced her cosmic outlook on sound.

Iona Fortune is a Scottish musician whose work wanders deep into ambient territories. Inspired by fourth world music, eastern philosophy, Taoist writings and industrial electronics, her own sound is carved out of ancient and modern instruments such as guzheng, gamelan and Synthi AKS, among others. In 2017, she released her album, Tao Of I, on Optimo Music – it’s a record inspired by the I Ching that sounds sonorous and elegant, with a multidimensional feel. In 2018, she toured with post-rock band Shellac and performed a live audio-visual show, Chaotic Profusion, at Berlin’s Atonal festival.


Interview by Lauren Martin
Engineered by JP del Mundo
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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